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1000 Friends Joins WI Non-Driver Advisory Council

1000 Friends Joins WI Non-Driver Advisory Council

The WI Non-Driver Advisory Council will hold its first meeting this week, Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 & 18 from 9:00 to 12:30. The public is invited to attend via YouTube.

June 17: https://youtu.be/-1KDpLBEbo0

June 18: https://youtu.be/THTUlX8mqjw

Photo Credit: Helen King-Corbis

The purpose of this council is to increase coordination to the varying programs that serve those who cannot or choose not to drive to enhance our experiences of getting to where we need to go on our schedules. The council’s membership includes state agencies, municipalities, nonprofits and coalitions/alliances who play an active role in transportation issues throughout the state.

The council is co-chaired by Aileen Schweitzer, Administrator of WisDOT’s Office of Budget and Strategic Initiatives, Tami Jackson with the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and transportation lead for the Survival Coalition of WI Disability Groups and Denise Jess, CEO/Executive Director, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired.  Gregg May, Transportation Policy Analyst at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin has been invited to serve as a member of the Advisory Council.

Day One focuses on the experiences of those who cannot or choose not to drive, so that we keep the needs of people at the center of our work. After opening comments from WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson and the three committee chairs, there will be a panel, focused on this topic with perspectives from around the state. Survey results about the needs of non-drivers will also be shared.

Day Two hones in on the different agency programs. The work of that day will be to generate recommendations that keep the non-driver at the center.

Each day will begin with a panel and then will move into small group work and return with recommendations from the group work. The YouTube broadcast will include the panels and the large group recommendation shares. The small group work will not be broadcast.

Please consider joining us.